Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Sometimes You Just Need a Tune Up


The kids and I got to talking today about how sometimes we need a tune up, kind of like a car does.  We got on the topic because I was talking about maybe going to the chiropractor.

I have been working hard on getting myself into better health.  My posture has been a long process in the direction of not good, so I have been extra focused on trying to have better posture and retraining my muscles.  But now I am to the point where I could really use an alignment.  Not just for my posture, but for all of me.  After three pregnancies, lifting and carrying two kiddos at various stages for the past 4 1/2, gaining way to much weight, and various other life changes, my body head to toe could use a tune up.

Our kiddos go to wellness visits, a lot it seems for the first two years of life.  Everything is checked from head to toe.  As we get older, we go less frequently.  Sometimes many years in between visits or not until something shows up do we go.  But really, shouldn't we be going more often just keep up the maintenance of ourselves?

There are many aspects to a tune up.  The yearly doctor visit, eye doctor, dentist, and so on.  What you do, who you see, where you go is all apart of your tune up process.  We may have similar tune up styles, but we also may add or take pieces of it out.  We tailor our process to what fits ourselves.

It could be as simple as taking time away, a relaxing vacation, a retreat.  It could be going to the usual doctors to make sure things are running the way they should.  It could be working out, going for a walk, yoga and stretching, getting out and moving around.  It could be reading, devotionals, listening to podcasts.  What does it take for your tune up?

Where do you need a tune up? Physically? Mentally? Spiritually? Emotionally? Sometimes it is daily.  Sometimes weekly, monthly, or yearly depending on what the circumstances are.  As in the life, our bodies ebb and flow.  There are times we focus on one or two areas heavily or rely on them more strongly than others.  Then, something causes a change or a stress in our lives, and then other areas come to the forefront.

If we stay focused on area too long, we become uneven or unbalanced.  That is when we need a tune up, an alignment to recenter things.  When we are at our best, inside and out, we can be our best in the other areas and roles in our lives.

So what areas in your life need a tune up right now?  How do you tune yourself up?  What do you do for maintenance in between to keep things running a smoothly as possible?